Tonsils are a pair of lymphoid tissues located at the back of throat. They are a part of the lymphatic system and are made up in the form of a pocket like structure called tonsils crypts.
Essentially, they serve as a part of body’s natural defense against bacteria, viruses or other organisms causing respiratory and/or stomach infections.
When the tonsils themselves become affected with these infections, they may sometime get inflamed or swollen up.
If the throat and the area surrounding the tonsils is also affected, we call it pharyngitis. This condition is also known as sore throat and may cause irritation swallowing.
Various other symptoms of tonsillitis may include
- Sore throat
- Sore and painful throat
- Stomach aches
- Stiff neck
- Red swollen tonsils
- White or yellow spots
- Chills fever
- Abdominal pain in small children
- A dry cough
- In strep throat, there can be a foul odor from the mouth
Tonsillitis is common in children but adults who have lower immunity may also show its symptoms.
We strongly recommend natural modes of treatment such as homeopathy for tonsillitis. Unlike over the counter drugs which mask the outer symptoms and leave the cause of recurrent pattern behind, homeopathy works for the complete treatment of tonsillitis.
Homeopathy’s inherent principle “like cures like” enables it to stimulate natural healing forces of your body such that a self-healing can take place causing no side effects.
A homeopath considers various factors specific to you before prescribing the remedies. Also, the treatment will be focused on raising your immunity for self-combating infections.
When taken with proper consultation these medicines can also prevent the need for surgery.
What causes tonsillitis?
Lower immunity makes the body vulnerable to viruses and/or bacteria causing tonsillitis.
Viral tonsillitis: This kind of tonsillitis is caused due to viruses like Adenovirus, Enterovirus, Influenza, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus, and HIV
Bacterial tonsillitis: Caused by Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus pyogenes (GABHS).
Homeopathy works to raise your immunity and help prevent against these bacteria and viruses all naturally. Consult a homeopath practitioner today.
Homeopathy for tonsillitis
Depending upon whether your tonsillitis is acute or chronic, a homeopath may plan his/her his treatment differently
Acute tonsillitis: Can be caused by both bacteria or virus. Some of the symptoms may include ear pain, sore throat, drooling, bad breath.
Chronic tonsillitis: In chronic tonsillitis one faces persistent infection that requires constitutional treatment. Due to its recurring nature, tonsils crypts containing bacteria are formed at the back of throat. This causes tonsils to get enlarged in size, create pain in throat on overexposure to cold and so on.
In this case, the duration of treatment may somewhat extend as the patient is then treated based on his totality of his symptoms. Time to time modifications in the prescription is what helps a homeopath to hit closer to the source cause.
Homeopathy is effective to treat both acute and chronic cases of tonsillitis. In many cases, it can also prevent the need of tonsillectomy which is the surgical removal of tonsils.
Conventional treatments use painkillers, antibiotics, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs. In chronic cases, you may even be suggested to have your tonsils surgically removed.
Some of drawbacks of tonsillectomy include
- Severe reactions due to anesthesia used during the process
- Excessive bleeding
- Post surgery infections
If you see your child reporting the above symptoms, without delay, consult a homeopath.
At young age when your child’s immune system is still developing you should prefer natural treatments as and when possible.
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If you are planning to take homeopathic treatment, you will achieve an overall well-being. All it requires from you is patience and support since homeopath works with your individuality.
Homeopathic medicines for tonsils are prescribed by studying the full history of the patient. Your miasmatic tendency is also given due attention before reaching the final symptomatic picture.
This is why we recommend consulting a well- experienced homeopath as how effectively a homeopathic practitioner matches the symptoms with the remedies affects the recovery time and the effectiveness of remedies.
Homeopathy provides a permanent cure for tonsillitis by working through a two way approach.
First it treats your reported acute symptoms. In the next step, it address why you are having recurrent episodes of tonsil infection.
Once that cause is known, remedies are prescribed which strengthens your immune system for preventing the occurrence of such infections in future.
Some of the top homeopathic medicines for tonsils are as follows
Belladonna: One of the top rated homeopathic remedy for tonsillitis. Belladonna for tonsillitis can treat both acute as well as chronic cases of tonsillitis.
Guiding symptoms when this remedy is prescribed include
- Difficulty swallowing food
- Redness, inflammation and pain in throat
- Mild to moderate fever
- Tonsils get affected with cold drinks
- Pain in throat relieved from warm drinks
Calcarea carb: Best homeopathic medicine for treating chronic cases of tonsillitis
- Person is bulky obese or fatty
- Sweats a lot
- Tonsils get easily affected on slight exposure to cold
- Pain in throat on swallowing
Mercurius Solubis: Best homeopathic medicine for burning pain in throat
- Excess salivation from mouth
- Person feels more thirsty
- Mild to moderate fever
- White deposits on tonsils
Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies mentioned above.The homeopathic medicines listed above are generalized. For remedies most suitable to you consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner.
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